BENJAMIN BLOCH works as a Clinical Psychologist at Salinas Valley State Prison in California.

"Ben Bloch thinks his poetry ‘always falls on the side of minimal expression,’ but, shaken awake by history, Ben Bloch makes poetry out of his dreams, hereness and distance, simplicity born in beautiful complications. His wild and tame poetry is very well-informed by suffering—his and others’. He may not carry the day for humanity, but he carries its flag. A close reader will accompany the poet down a road that narrows, coming closer and closer to the truth.”—Stanley Moss